Resident Evil: Afterlife Reportedly in Production
Remember those three forgettable Resident Evil films starring Milla Jovovich? Yea, we’ll, it’s okay if you don’t, but that won’t stop Hollywood from jamming 90 more trash-filled minutes down you throat. That’s right, ShockTillYouDrop is reporting that a fourth movie, entitled Resident Evil: Afterlife, is heading to theaters on Sept. 17, 2010. While this confirms that the movie is in production, Paul W.S. Anderson (director of the first three films, and Jovovich’s husband) mentioned last year that he was writing the script for the newest addition to the franchise with Capcom’s involvement.
All three films have grossed over 100 million worldwide with the third, Resident Evil: Extinction, topping out at $147,717,833. So it makes sense that Hollywood, and Anderson, didn’t think twice about a sequel, despite the less than accepting reviews from fans and critics alike. Little else is known about the film at this point, including the plot and cast, and it remains unknown whether or not Jovovich will return as main protagonist Alice.
The first film was penned as a prequel, taking place in a secret facility in the Arklay Mountains underneath the mansion where “Resident Evil 1″ took place. The second took place during “Resident Evil 2″ and “R.E. 3″ and saw Alice karate-ing the Nemesis to death… yeah, you read that sentence right. The third movie, which many consider the “best,” had Alice taking on zombies in the barren wasteland of a post apocalyptic Las Vegas. I could go into more detail about these rancid film experiences but I’ll let you discover their inherent suckiness for yourselves.
That’s all for today, gamers. Take care.